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When I plug in my I-INC if171a, the backlight turns on for a split second then I get no response from the power button or anything. I have to unplug it then plug it in again to see the backlight for that split second.

The monitor suddenly shut off when I was browsing the web and now I have this problem.

Is there a way to fix this?

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This is what happens when a CCFL backlight is failing. Replace your backlight.

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I forgot to mention that the power LED doesn't light up at all. I'm using the same power cord and VGA cord to connect to this monitor I'm tying on as I am to connect the faulty one. – RyanScottLewis May 24 '11 at 1:31
@c00lryguy It could also be a failing power supply on your monitor. Perhaps capacitor plague. – Spiff May 24 '11 at 1:36
This is what I'm guessing. I'm going to test the capacitors on the power supply of the monitor tomorrow. – RyanScottLewis May 24 '11 at 1:39

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